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What we do

We are a UK charity focussed on the needs of people with severe learning disabilities whose behaviour challenges, and their families. In this section you can find out about our projects, the Charter, the CB-NSG, and how we influence strategy and share best practice.

There are three closely interconnected stands to the CBF’s work which together effect change at an individual and strategic level. We support, equip, and empower families through our individual information and Support work, learning from this informs our strategic influencing work to drive change nationally, and informs the development and sharing of best practice to inform local and national service and support development and delivery.  These integrated strands of work tackle discrimination, marginalisation and the root causes and barriers that create problems for this disadvantaged and vulnerable group.

Information

We provide practical information for families and professionals about understanding and supporting children, young people and adults whose behaviour challenges.

Support

Our Family Support Workers can offer individual support and information over the phone and by email. We also offer peer-to-peer support through our Carers’ Catch-Ups and email networks for family carers and for professionals.

Visit our Family Support Service page

Visit our Family Carer’s Email Network page

Visit our Professionals’ Email Network page

Workshops

We offer a range of workshops to families and professionals co-delivered by a professional co-trainer and a family carer co-trainer jointly. Our workshops have been found to reduce challenging behaviour and have positive outcomes for families and professionals who attend.

Strategic Influencing

We listen to the experiences of families and use these to highlight the needs of individuals whose behaviour challenges and their families. We established and chair the Challenging Behaviour – National Strategy Group working to promote high quality support for people whose behaviour challenges.

More on what we do

Projects and research

Projects and research

The CBF aims to improve lives for individuals with severe learning disabilities who display behaviour that challenges through our project work, using new approaches and encouraging others to learn from this work and improve their practices.

Challenging Behaviour Charter

Challenging Behaviour Charter

The Challenging Behaviour Charter sets out the rights of the people with learning disability and the action that needs to be taken. Find out how to sign up.

Challenging Behaviour - National Strategy Group

Challenging Behaviour - National Strategy Group

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation formed the Challenging Behaviour - National Strategy Group to break down the barriers to enable children and adults to get the right support to have a good life. Find out more about the CB-NSG on this webpage!

Sharing Best Practice

Sharing Best Practice

This page links to information, resources, policy documents and guides to aid dissemination of best practice.

Consultancy

Consultancy

We offer high-quality advice and practical support in four key areas: Engaging and listening to families; Building local capacity; Positive Behavioural Support Workshops; and, Involving families in research.